Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Aircraft Maintenance Technology is written for aircraft maintenance professionals. Editorial is focused on the latest technology and maintenance best practices. Each issue includes coverage of the entire aviation industry including: airline, business aviation, general aviation, military, commercial mro, and rotorcraft. Additional articles encompass AMTSociety Update, Legal Matters, From the FAA, Management Matters and industry viewpoints from ARSA, John Goglia, and Jamie Benthsen of NationAir Insurance. AMT reaches more than 41,000 aircraft maintenance professionals with our print and digital circulation and has digital products including an App, weekly newsletter and quarterly e-Military newsletter.
Component "No Fault Found"
So then what?
By Thomas Carroll
One of the biggest ballyhoos at airline and
industry meetings has been the high incidence of "No Fault Found" (NFF) when components are removed from the aircraft...
Advanced Ignition for the 21st Century — Installing the LASAR Electronic Ignition System — Part II
By Harry Fenton
An overview of the LASAR® electronic ignition system was provided in the May/June 2001 issue of AMT. This...
PT-6 Hot Section Inspection
Tips for keeping this workhorse in top flight condition
By Joe Escobar
On May 30, 1961, the Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine took flight for the first time. Mounted on a Beech 18, that first flight...
A Lost Art
Fabric covering restoration
By Katie Heuermann
Working on fabric covered airplanes is almost a lost art. Many of us hone our fabric skills in A&P school, only to never put those skills to use after we get our...
Whistle While You Work
You do have protection of sorts
By Stephen P. Prentice
Whistle: To summon, signal or direct; Whistler: One that whistles.
Have you ever been required to sign off...
Making a Profit
Focusing on managing expenses and revenues
By Bill de Decker
There is no direct connection between high
quality aircraft maintenance work and profitability. Performing high quality work does not guarantee a...
Applying for college credits based on your A&P
Rule Making Canada
The CARAC Process
By Jacqueline Booth-Bourdeau
In Flight 2005, Transport Canada’s five-year strategic plan, "Involving Stakeholders in the Decision-Making Process," is seen as an integral part of the rule...
Be smart in extreme weather conditions to optimize work performance, safety and health
By Keith Jackson
So here you are, another steaming, 100-percent humidity, July afternoon in the hangar. Your clothes...
No Fire in the Hole - Revisited
New regulations affecting aircraft fuel tanks
By Fred Workley
Editor’s note: Workley’s original "No Fire in the Hole" article discussed currently installed technologies used for fire...
Cultivating Company Culture
The key to improved job performance and satisfaction
By Richard Komarniski
When human factors training is facilitated
in the maintenance department and supported by company management, there...
Performing an R-134A air conditioning retrofit
By Joe Escobar
Not too many years ago, R-12 was considered
a miracle chemical. It was non-poisonous, easy and cheap to manufacture, nonflammable, and quite...
Airframe or Engine?
Today, maintaining this critical interface requires significant knowledge of avionics
By Jim Sparks
It sure doesn’t seem like all that many years ago when I had to repair a leaking engine oil pressure...
Moving from a Baron to a King Air
What’s the big deal?
By Joe Hertzler
The inspection process is what keeps our aircraft safe and efficient. The rules are very specific. In order to continue operation of an aircraft...